Nicholas Doran Adams

Nicholas is a glass artist based in Canberra, Australia, that explores and creates imagery from retro video games, using several different glass techniques.

“One of my earliest memories are the early 8-bit visuals found in computer gaming consoles such as Nintendo Gameboy and playing games like Super Mario Land and Pokémon. The simplicity of these early 8-bit visuals fascinated me and continues to do so.

Characters and objects from these games have a unique aesthetic due to the limitation of processing power of the machines they were run on.My most recent series looks at the idea of Easter eggs; a term used when referencing something and hiding it away in plain sight. So by creating physical eggs with images on them I employ the idea of the viewer searching the surfaces in search of the pop-culturally iconic images.”